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Please join us for an exclusive conversation with Gov. Deval Patrick on April 23 at 5 p.m. as a part of the Dean’s Speaker Series, hosted by the Kenan Institute in partnership with UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Dean Mary Margaret Frank.

Watson, a Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow, will discuss key findings from the economics literature and their implications for where to focus immigration reform efforts.

For small businesses, AI promises to handle financial and operational tasks, freeing up workers for other duties and creating new efficiencies. We offer seven focal points for small businesses planning for AI integration.

During the institute's monthly press briefing Feb. 2, Senior Faculty Fellow Christian Lundblad discussed a "Wow!" employment report for January in which job growth beat all expectations.

Building resiliency is essential for managing today's distinct risks, yet how do businesses develop the agility and adaptability that would make them more resilient? That's the focus of the 2024 Kenan Institute Grand Challenge.

Business Resilience

American Growth Project models project that all 150 of the top Extended Metropolitan Areas will see slower growth in 2024 than they did last year and that 56 of them will contract. See what else the data tell us.

During the institute's monthly press briefing Jan. 5, institute Chief Economist Gerald Cohen analyzed another healthy job growth number and discussed his five economic trends to watch for this year.

Universal childcare reform implemented in Quebec, Canada, in the late 1990s boosted the careers and earnings of new mothers and produced positive outcomes for some companies as well.

During the institute's monthly press briefing Dec. 8, former institute Executive Director Greg Brown analyzed the “slower slowing” in employment growth and signs that the Federal Reserve should keep its guard up against inflation.

Join us for the Kenan Institute’s monthly virtual press briefing at 9 a.m. EDT this Friday, Dec. 8, as professor and former executive director Greg Brown shares his thoughts on where inflation may be headed from here.

Join the Leonard W. Wood Center for Real Estate Studies for the John A. Mitchener Housing Affordability Symposium on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, at the Rizzo Center. Industry and academic experts will explore how the U.S. can combat increased housing costs.

Save the date for the Fall 2023 NCGrowth Showcase in Bertie County, NC! Don't miss out on engaging presentations and lunch, Nov 30th, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.